Sanford Health, Sanford Health Foundation & Good Samaritan Society

Employee Programs

Educational Assistance 

Sanford and GSS Educational Assistance Request

Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society supports lifelong learning and is pleased to offer financial support for employees who are continuing education in a field that can enhance their contributions to our organization.

Sanford Certification Reimbursement

Upon employment, employees are eligible for reimbursement for certification and recertification testing fees if it is highly recommended for their current position/department.

Good Samaritan Society Certification Reimbursement 

Upon employment, employees are eligible for reimbursement for certification and recertification testing fees if it is highly recommended for their current position/department.

Scholarships

2021 Heart of Tomorrow Program 

Sanford Health has developed the Heart of Tomorrow program to assist Sanford Health employees’ dependent children with a gift of $1,000 for those planning to pursue post-secondary education in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program. These gifts will be offered on a yearly basis for full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution the student chooses.

Ross Kunz Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship dollars to qualified students of a Sanford Health Bismarck employee who is in need of financial assistance due to unexpected circumstances out of their control.

Mimi Diffley Memorial Employee Scholarship 

Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota is proud to offer an annual employee scholarship opportunity, thanks to the Mimi Diffley Memorial Scholarship Fund along with ongoing employee donations.

Hoeger Nursing Education Application

The Hoeger Nursing Education Program was established by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation in 2001 to honor the historic Hoeger family’s commitment to learning and to support Society employees who have been admitted to a regionally accredited college or university with intention of enrolling in a Registered Nurse program.

Sanford Health Foundation Scholarships

Through the generosity of many donors, Sanford Health is able to award a number of scholarships annually to employees enrolled in post-secondary education.

Sanford Health Lakota Nation Scholarship

The Sanford Health Lakota Nation Scholarship is awarded to any Native American, who has demonstrated leadership and commitment in his/her community.

Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship

The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship is awarded to any veteran, Guard/Reserve, or active duty military service member who has demonstrated leadership and commitment in his/her community.

Sanford Health Network Scholarship Application

Sanford Health supports lifelong learning and is pleased to offer financial support for students who are continuing education in a field that can enhance their contributions to our organization. Sanford Health Network is pleased to offer a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a health care-related field.

Good Samaritan Society Local Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors, a Good Samaritan Society location may have endowments or funds available to award scholarships to employees enrolled in post-secondary education.

Good Samaritan Society Minnesota Scholarship

The Alumni Association of Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship Application

The primary purpose of the Alumni and the scholarship Trust Committee is to promote nursing as a profession and to provide monetary support to qualified applicants.

Young Professional Development Fund

The Steve and Tara Young Professional Development Fund was established to provide continued education and professional development opportunities for enterprise employees working in fields related to Sanford Sports.

Employee Veteran Grant

Sanford Veteran Professional Development Grant

Sanford Health is dedicated to supporting veterans who are seeking professional development opportunities. In partnership with Sanford Health, the Sanford Health Foundation and supporting donors, veterans can now seek financial help to growth and develop in the workplace. 

Student Programs

ASPIRE K-12 Programs

Aspire - MedX Virtual 

The Sanford MedX program is offered by Sanford’s new career center, Aspire, and is geared for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in health careers.

Student Vaccine Exemptions

Sanford recognizes the importance of creating a safe environment, free of infection/transmission of disease and to protect our patients/residents, employees, licensed independent medical practitioners (MDs, DOs and advanced practice providers (“Providers”)), medical students, volunteers, visitors, and community from exposure to Influenza.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption

Students who have a medical contraindication to the COVID-19 vaccination may be exempt from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination upon such person’s personal election supported by documentation from their personal provider. Also, individuals who maintain a sincerely held religious belief requiring abstention from receiving the COVID- 19 vaccination may be exempted from receiving vaccination.

Influenza Vaccine Exemption

Students who maintain a sincerely held religious belief requiring abstention from receiving the Influenza vaccination may be exempted from receiving vaccination.

Sanford Health Foundation Programs

Enterprise Employee Crisis Fund Application 

The Employee Crisis Fund has been established by the Sanford Health Foundation to aid employees needing emergency relief in times of crisis.

Children’s Miracle Network - Direct Child and Family Assistance Grant

Children's Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer supports patients at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls by providing specialized equipment, important unbilled family services and direct child and family assistance for expenses not covered by insurance.

GABR - Great American Bike Race 

The mission of the Sanford Health Foundation Great American Bike Race is to support children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other related childhood onset conditions permanently affecting development.

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